Dunkirk man arrested in Buffalo home invasion
BUFFALO - A police officer was injured early Wednesday morning while investigating an apparent home invasion.
According to the Buffalo Police Department, officers responded to a break-in on Norwalk Avenue around 2 a.m. Wednesday.
One officer received minor injuries while chasing down 19-year-old Steven McCool of Dunkirk. McCool was reportedly caught on the scene and charged with burglary, assault of a police officer, robbery, and resisting arrest.
Police are currently looking for two other individuals connected to the incident.
Three weapons used in the break-in were recovered by police.
McCool has a record of prior arrests. On June 30, Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies on foot patrol in Sunset Bay observed McCool, then 18, allegedly in possession of marijuana. Further investgation into the incident revealed that McCool was also allegedly in possession of metal knuckles.
On May 5, McCool was charged with unlawful possession of alcohol under 21 by Dunkirk Police.
Two charged with leaving the scene in two separate accidents
Police have charged two with leaving the scene of accident in two separate incidents last weekend.
Robert A. Kwaizer, 49 of Silver Creek was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident on Sept. 22. At 2:41 a.m. police were called to the area of 96 South Roberts Road for the report of an accident.
Upon arrival, witnesses told police the motorcyclist had sideswiped a parked vehicle head on and then left the scene. Kwaizer was later located by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office and charged.
In a separate incident, Devin J. Smith, 20, of Middle Road was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident and failure to maintain lane.
At 10:50 p.m. Smith was traveling east on Fourth Street when Smith struck a vehicle legally parked on the south side of Fourth Street. Smith then attempted to leave the scene of the accident.
Police also determined Smith had been drinking but was not intoxicated.
Man charged after hitting Waste Water Treatment Plant
A Silver Creek man was charged following an accident at the Waste Water Treatment Plant on Sept. 22.
At 3:14 a.m. Jared S. Marr, 27, of Silver Creek fell asleep while driving on Lake Front Boulevard. The vehicle driven by Marr collided with the front main entrance to the treatment plant located on Warsaw Street. The gate was closed and secured and is clearly posted as "Do Not Enter."
Marr was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, disobeying a traffic control and having no insurance.